Back of the Yards College Prep High School

2111 West 47th Street

LEED Gold Certified

This project will implement the CPS Urban Model High School (UMHS) prototypical design to serve 1200 students. This 212,285-square-foot, three-floor plus lower level, steel frame and masonry construction building will include music, art, and athletic functions. The building will also include a full-service purpose CPL community library within the school.

LEED Features: This prototype building is targeted to achieve LEED for Schools minimum “Silver” level certification.


  • 2014 Construction Industry Service Corporation Project of the Year,New Construction/Chicago (above $20 million)
  • 2014 Keep Chicago Beautiful Cultural Restoration Vision Award
  • 2014 Good Neighbor Award – Commercial New Construction, Chicago Association of Realtors
  • 2014 Chicago Building Congress Merit Award Winner New Construction Chicago Over $55 Million
  • 2015 Architizer A+ Awards – Urban Transformation: Special Mention

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2111 West 47th Street
Ward 12: New City
Architect of Record:
STL Architects, Inc.
General Contractors:
F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates, LLC
General Contractors:
Sollitt/Brown & Momen JV